Mountain Gully’s Grisly Murder Suspects Apprehended, Arrested
AZUSA – Los Angeles Sheriff’s Homicide Investigators made arrests in their investigation of the Nov. 24th discovery of a lifeless teen girl found face-down in a San Gabriel Mountain gulley.
The grisly discovery was originally made by a local resident on a walk.
area where body was discoveredDetectives responded to the scene where the deceased teen was lying in a culvert, adjacent to a roadway turnout. The location is approximately 1 mile east of Highway 39, in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County in the San Gabriel Mountains. Location: East Fork Road, city of Azusa, Mile Marker 1.25
“The victim was pronounced dead at the scene,” said Deputy Armando Viera Jr. “She appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma.” Investigators believe the the victim was struck and killed at the scene, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred. “They don’t have a motive for the attack.”
The resulting Coroner’s investigation revealed the identification of the teen victim: Johanna Lissette Mejia Gaytan (17). The rest of the teen’s information remains anonymous.
As a result, Homicide Detectives made three arrests in connection with Johanna’s murder:
- Dec. 1st: Christian Granados (20) of Los Angeles
- Dec. 3rd: Frediz Lopez (20) of Los Angeles
- On December 5th, they presented a felony murder filing to the DA (Case #KA119684) for Gaytan’s murder. Homicide Investigators presented the same case to the DA’s Juvenile Office on Dec. 6th for an anonymous female (16) of Compton.
Each of the three suspects received a Murder 187(a) charge. All are being held without bail.